Healthier Vegan Stuffed Cabbage for Purim
Serves: 4
Celebrating Purim? Make this healthy vegan stuffed cabbage recipe that is filled with fiber-rich lentils and lots of veggies!
  • 4 cups water
  • ¾ cup green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium size savoy cabbage (2 pounds)
  • 1 pound baby portobello mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper plus ¼ teaspoon, divided
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts, chopped
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon marjoram
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can of no-salt-added crushed tomatoes (preferably San Marzano)
  • ½ cup red wine
  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add lentils and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil. Add sage, cumin, ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain any remaining liquid.
  2. Bring a separate large pot of water to a boil. Blanch cabbage leaves for 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  3. Mash half of lentil mixture in bowl. Stir in remaining lentils, currants, olives and pine nuts, then place aside.
  4. In a separate saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds. Add can of tomato, ½ cup water, cumin, marjoram, allspice, salt and pepper. Reduce heat from low to simmer, cover with lid, and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Lay one cabbage leaf on work surface. Next, spoon ¼ cup lentil mixture onto the base of the stem of the leaf and fold the sides inward rolling it into a tight “eggroll” shape. Place seam side down in 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling. Pour remaining sauce over rolls; cover with foil. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, basting rolls with sauce at least twice.
This easy stuffed cabbage recipe can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 rolls
Recipe by Fit Bottomed Girls at